In this letter to his parents, Evans writes that, while Texas is not a "paradise," Evans feels healthier in the warmer climate. He also writes that the Union has created a fort and are prepared in the case of a Confederate assault.
A typed transcript follows the original handwritten letter in this digital file.
Evans, Thomas L., "Thomas L. Evans letter to his parents from Fort Vance, Texas, February 8, 1864" (1864). Thomas L. Evans Civil War Correspondence. 108.
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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_08_01_18640208)